Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in physics or a related field such as chemistry, mathematics or engineering from a regionally accredited college or university*. Students who have not majored in physics will qualify for admission if their undergraduate education included two calculus-based courses in physics and at least two upper-level physics courses. Students without a degree in physics and/or adequate preparation may be required to take remedial courses and/or additional 500-level electives from the curriculum, based on a case-by-case analysis.
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 is required for full admission and at least 2.75 for provisional admission.

*See exceptions to policy in graduate admissions policies

Application Deadline

The program admits students for the fall and spring terms only. Priority will be given to students whose applications and transcripts have been received by March 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Students who miss the priority deadline may contact the program director via email to inquire if space is still available for the forthcoming term.

Application Requirements

  • A resume including names and contact information for three references
  • Official transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation (Email address of recommender must be entered on application).
  • A brief statement of purpose indicating academic and professional objectives

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information for international graduate students.